Abortion Actually is a multinational collaboration working to demystify the abortion process by making and sharing images and audio of abortion as it is, actually.
We believe that the new frontier in abortion stigma is the abortion process itself. For many of us, the first time we learn what an Abortion Actually entails is when we are confronted with the decision of whether or not to end a pregnancy. Conversations around abortion rarely focus on the practical aspects of doing an abortion.
We want to demystify the process, by bringing these stories to the forefront. Self-reported pain, pads, friends by the couch, blood, emotions (good and bad), comfort foods, hot water bottles and work the next day help us understand what an abortion is. We can normalize abortion by creating narratives that reflect the realities of doing abortion.
We are looking for submissions of video and audio recordings of peoples abortions. If you're interested, please email us via AbortionActually.org
You can also find us on Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube @AbortionActually
Abortion Actually is a collaboration between Abortion Support South Africa, Women on Web, Shout Your Abortion and Abortion, with love and is funded by inroads.